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  1.  

    No life sucky management

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Antioch, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Antioch, CA

    I worked at Chili's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers and that's about it

    Cons

    Management pay people no life the hours suck if you're part time just know you are really full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe choose mangers that speak to their team respectfully, who actually care & will help by any means. Give your chilis heads a life!!! The hours suck & you never know when you'll be off. Terrible pay for what we go through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate is ridiculous

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    Current Employee - Prep Cook
    Current Employee - Prep Cook

    I have been working at Chili's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I guess I could say the hours, but I don't get paid much, but it's Chili's. Everyone I work with I actually like, we're all in the same boat together, and try to make the best of being there. There's always one you want to suffocate with a pillow though. My managers are awesome, and easy to talk to, and try to accommodate the best they can for the preps, but they're a manager at a busy Chili's and other things need attention as well, and prep is out of sight out of mind work. Thankfully, the turn over rate is high and my managers have listened to my request of no longer being a prep.

    Cons

    For the amount of work Chili's makes their Prep Cooks do it is an absolute crime how little money they make compare to the servers who are not even appreciative. Chili's has been really pushing their "fresh" ingredients, and the prep cook are the only ones who really suffer from it. Chili's says the prep cooks are supposed to be done at 3:30, that's a complete lie. Thankfully, I only work two/three days a week now and not full time or else I wouldn't have a life outside of work. I come in at 8 in the morning, and if I'm lucky leave at 8 at night. So work consumes the whole day really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management. They try to do their best, and I truly believe they care, and help when they can, but understand when they can't. The real problem is with corporate making the preps lives miserable. Those pickles/ribs you make on your videos in your quiet kitchen look good, but they're hell to make in large amounts when you're open and the restaurant needs other things as well, and you still need to look at the new roll out recipe items every two weeks from corporate.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    ERJ Dining is a decent employer to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, benefits, everyday is different, paid vacation, tuition reimbursement, good co-workers, salaried, opportunity for raises yearly, six paid sick days

    Cons

    Very long hours, at least 10 hour shifts, required to work 50-55 hours weekly, always changing policies, no overtime pay when working more than required hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more structured advancement program, management and employee training programs are very unorganized. When rolling out new food items the kinks should be better worked out before going to store level. Some policies not clear, too much leeway and guesswork when disciplining employees. Back office computers very old and slow, hindering completing your responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    What you'd expect, Plus horrible GM

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    Former Employee - Server in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at Chili's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tips, good coworkers, easy opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    GM is terrible, the management techniques leave much to be desired. Being a national company they can't tailor it to each location so popular items get removed and unpopular aspects of the menu are heavily encouraged to be pushed on people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not bad. Pretty good place to work at. hard work.

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Food Prep in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Food Prep in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    good food. big discount. semi flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The work often out does the pay rate, however it can be rewarding as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stafford, VA

    I worked at Chili's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and environment

    Cons

    Senior management was unclear with direction and review

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    typical corporate restraurant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    good people, quick cash, easy money

    Cons

    crazy guests, changing management, and revaolving door

  9.  

    Working with Chili's in Braintree was not a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Host in Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Host in Braintree, MA

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    The position was very easy. I didn't have to do much at all. Lots of standing around and the shifts weren't very long. They were about 6hrs maximum.

    Cons

    Management was very unfair. They played favorites especially when it came to scheduling. They were very inconsiderate and talked down upon their employees quite frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hosting is not rocket science. Don't tell me how to do my job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Restaurant Manager

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Chili's

    Pros

    Quality of life. Annual Raises. Bonuses. Upper management's level of engagement. Innovation.

    Cons

    Managers work too many positions and are way to hands on. Just as much time catering to team members as the guest. Too much change in menu, initiatives and procedures and recipes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop catering to team members and focus more on guest. Managers should supervise and be less hands on. Quit changing everything so often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Prep cook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Pros

    Friendly environment and descent schedule

    Cons

    Hours and management are horrible

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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